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conbo61

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conbo61 last won the day on October 21 2018

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  1. Would not even entertain these thoughts. $h!t happens. Almost sounds like both calls could be attributed to making a call too quickly. Like any "off" game (yours or a partner's), review it, learn from it and try not to make the same mistakes. After that, let it go.
  2. In the event anyone still has interest. PIAA Sports Officials are Properly Classified as Independent Contractors.pdf
  3. I think the NCAA may be similar to MLB in that an umpire does not work two consecutive rounds. If that is the case, he certainly demonstrated that he is more than capable, and richly deserving of, the big stage. KENNEDY - OMAHA 2020!!!!
  4. That was a training video for the "wedge".
  5. And they just announced him.... ESPN News network.
  6. Its @Scott K!!!!!!!! At least it sure looks like him. Working 2B at the UCLA/Michigan Super Regional on Friday.
  7. I think nowadays they call it a "She-shed"
  8. I have not been going to the pitcher's mound, but more up the line to the 45 and then slightly inside to get a better angle on the slide at second, but not TOO far out of line to watch the pulled foot/swipe tag.
  9. "Rule 6.01(a )(5) Comment: If the batter or a runner continues to advance or returns or attempts to return to his last legally touched base after he has been put out, he shall not by that act alone be considered as confusing, hindering or impeding the fielders." I understand this comment to address a situation where a runner continues to act as if he was NOT put out in an attempt to confuse the defense. It puts the onus on the defense to understand the situation and not be "distracted." In this situation, the interference is due to the path of the ball being altered so I am not sure that the comment applies. It seems as if the Deary Interp is the accepted interpretation as far as OBR is concerned, so the run is nullified. I would assume you then follow the conventional runner struck by batted ball protocol - R3 out, BR to first.
  10. I am fortunate that I do not umpire to supplement my income. My umpire fees go toward the expenses I incur for this hobby so I do not take away from the family budget and to provide the kids with some extra spending money when we go on vacation. I did not get into this to "make money" but rather as a way to stay connected to a game I loved for a long as I can remember. I know of many folks who officiate 4, 5 or even 6 different sports. Perhaps that is a way to improve your money making money opportunities. Never had a desire to be a "sports official", just an umpire. Perhaps the only people who get into this level of umpiring (summer, HS, etc.; NOT Division I Power Conference) to make money are also the same folks who thought they would be able to buy a yacht by placing "tiny classified ads" like the dude they saw on the infomercial at 2:30 AM.
  11. All of the above plus a silent mantra. To yourself "Down, down, down..." Pop. Decide. Announce.
  12. I see no problem with the decision you and your partner made. I think continuing to play may just have been setting things up for a complete blow up. The only observation I have is that you mentioned that there was "chirping at the plate." Was that player to player? Given their recent history and that things seemed to be getting testy, some preventative officiating may have been in order. Between innings, call the head coaches to an area behind the plate and have a quiet, private conversation telling them what was observed and that they better calibrate their players before things cross a line. Just my $0.02.
  13. Apologies in advance. I couldn't resist.
  14. Get one with the PIAA embroidery?
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